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Fluttershy and Fluttercruel Pearl

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This is fanart for [link] 's Pony POV Series, specifically the first of the Reharmonizing series, Fluttershy and Fluttercruel: Pearl [link] This isn't a specific scene or anything, but kind of a title pic or something.

Fluttershy can see Fluttercruel in reflections, so I used a pearl in this case. I absolutely LOVE how Fluttercruel and the pearl turned out. And yes, she's supposed to be distorted, I think she turned out well. Not AS happy with Fluttershy, but I think she turned out pretty good, especially since this is my first try at this art style EVER. Overall, I really like how this turned out.

And no, I didn't forget the Cutie Marks, Fluttershy's left hip is visable, not her right where the Cutie Mark would be. And if you've read the Pony POV series so far, you'll know why Fluttercruel is pictured blank here.

And yes, I am a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fan. There shall be know "My Little Pony is gay!" or likewise jokes. You don't like it? Fine, good for you. I respect that. Respect the fact that I like the show, got it?

MLP belongs to Habro. The POV series belongs to Alex Warlorn.
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Ah yes, the Pearls/Gaia arc, one of the most famous and well love stories of the Pony POV series, and for good reason. I think I liked how you made the picture state the status of how Fluttershy still feels some conflict towards her otherself, and of Fluttercruel's former pride, which became broken if not destroyed by the events of that arc, and humbled her somewhat.

Everytime I see your picture on the Pearls arc for FIMfiction, I always get a feeling that it resonates well with the story and the rough situations the characters had to go through to save their friend, and stop the "bad guy"...
Kendell2's avatar
I agree, that is a pretty nice aark and I'm glad you like this picture.

And thanks for all the favs!
Saphroneth's avatar
Just going to mention - looks like (from overhead shots) they have the mark on both sides. But her wing could be hiding it.
Kendell2's avatar
Ah, thank you. I just thought it was only on one side and that was just how they use flash.
Saphroneth's avatar
Not a problem.
As a side note, I think that a reprise of this might be nice, now that the last chapter of Pearls is over. Seeing the alter born of cruelty who almost embodies "Cruel to be kind" at peace with her original self.

But that's just an idea.
Kendell2's avatar
Maybe, I might do something like that.
Saphroneth's avatar
Out of the entire fanfic continuity (which I just caught up with), it's one of the most heartwarming, happy events. Along with Pinkie's apotheosis and Trixie's story.
Consequently, I love it. And this depiction really helps the visualization.
Kendell2's avatar
Agreed. Fluttershy and Fluttercruel are my two favorite characters in the fic. Trixie is up there too, but I also really like Applejack's characterization.

I'm glad it helps you visualize it!
Saphroneth's avatar
I think the entire fic has brilliant interpretations. I have basically incorporated Pinkie Diane as headcanon, complete with G3 past, and I agree about AJ. In general, their "Secondary powers" really match their elements and make them mean something. They all also learn lessons about them which become much deeper in meaning.

Kindness in this case means she's never alone any more, buttressing her personality with a stronger one. And yes, that applies for both of them. (Cruel to be kind.)
Honesty means seeing the truth. (The truth is a bitter pill to swallow.)
Generosity will eventually mean healing. (I think hers is also pending.)
Magic... well, both of the bearers benefit from massive magical potential. (This aesop is in the series title.)
Loyalty has led to a much happier life. (I think this one's going to come to a head in the next arc, actually.)
And Laughter... well, she's the most developed of all, really. She's balanced her element against the darker side of her personality, and in the end, well, you have to laugh or else you cry. And to remember such as them by crying would not be a good service to their memories at all.


...sorry, waxed a bit lyrical there.
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Nice. But also don't forget that Trixie's magical ability only really blossoemed once she accepted friendship. I guess Twilight has always had Spike at least to be her friend, but Trixie purposefully avoided it.
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alexwarlorn's avatar
"Time to be cruel."

Birth of Fluttercruel.
Kendell2's avatar
That'd probably be a good name for the Audio Adaptation of that chapter.

I wonder how they're going to handle Fluttercruel. The simple fact they're asking for voice actors for other characters besides the Mane Cast and Discord tells me they're not stopping with the Discorded Series, since those characters don't APPEAR in there other than the mane cast, or at least don't have speaking parts. So I wonder how they'll deal with Fluttercruel as a seperate character.
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"That'd probably be a good name for the Audio Adaptation of that chapter."

Actually they're going by the subtitles I wrote originally.

Fluttershy and Fluttercruel use the same vocal cords.
Kendell2's avatar
True. But I'm just saying it'd be cool.

That's my point, I'm wondering how to make them sound unique. Though I guess Fluttercruel's tone of voice and how she speaks would make that pretty clear if done right.
alexwarlorn's avatar
I describe in story that the tone they use is VERY different.
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I'm tempted to use this as a preview image, but I'm worried people will mistake it for a picture rather than a story.
Kendell2's avatar
Has that happened before?

I don't mind though, feel free too.
alexwarlorn's avatar
I know you wouldn't mind if I asked. I'm just paranoid about that.
Kendell2's avatar
You could always put "Fanfic" in the title.
alexwarlorn's avatar
Nice idea. Too bad about title length limits.
Kendell2's avatar
Yeah, there is that I guess...
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"You can't run from me Fluttershy, you can't hide from me, because I'm always there, in your home, in your sleep, in your dreams, in your nightmares. And I get closer, and not just day by day, I'm closer than I was a minute ago, a moment ago! And as you trot along, I'll wait for that one moment, and I'll tear you down and I'll as the alicorn ride you as the steed. Every moment of fear, every moment of anger, every moment of confusion, I'll inch closer. And closer. And closer still . . . Every time you look a mirror, closer your eyes, listen to the wind, I'll be there looking back at you."
Kendell2's avatar
"I don't mind, so long as you don't hurt my friends, I don't mind having you here."
alexwarlorn's avatar
"Humph! You know you take the fun out of this. You could at least cower a little."
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